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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001237.txt from 2000/04

From: Don Longacre <>
Subj: [kl] soaking reeds
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 22:27:32 -0400

Nick says:
>have been soaking up my reeds, and I mean I have to soak my reeds for a
>long time, (in water). I do soak my reeds for about 20 or so minutes
>before I play but that does little. Any body here that lives in dry
>weather be able to help me?

Try adding a drop of wetting agent like Fotoflo or a common detergent to the
"soaking" container. Only a drop to break surface tensions and make the water
"wetter". It won't hurt you but remember, only a drop.

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